Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Kingsman: The Secret Service Review

Kingsman: The Secret Service
My Rating: 8/10

"An overall cool movie.

Full of likable written characters and amazing performances. All of the main cast, especially the lead; Taron Egerton did a wonderful job.
The villain was memorable, the action scenes were fantastic and a bit of heart brought it home.
This is Stormbreaker but 100 times better and for adults. It's kind of a shame the film is not suitable for a young audience. The only reason I say that is because the Colin Firth Character was so cool with his gadgets and gentlemanly manner he'd have been quite a cool role model. Same for some of the other leads.

It was so REFRESHING to FINALLY see Mark Strong as a GOOD GUY role! OH MY GOSH. That guy has done his duty for the dark side and it was wearing a bit thin. Mark Strong is a wonderful good guy and it makes me so happy. Oh yeah and Luke Skywalker was in it and that was awesome. (Oddly enough in the comic book the film was loosely based on the same character he played was actually 'called', Mark Hamill.')

So my issues with the movie were these,
Something happens with Michael Caine's character towards the end and it kind of felt tacked on, a bit unconvincing. And afterwards the team felt a bit broken to me. 

I loved seeing Eggsy's mum and sister and every moment with them felt so real. But there was not enough of it, and not enough of time with Eggsy and his mum. What was there was good but it could have dived even further into their relationship. 

My last issue with the film is a lot of transitions bothered me, some were just really ugly and took me out of the moment.

An action film with charm and heart. I highly recommend. OH, and way better than Stormbreaker."

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:72%
IMDB Rating:8.3/10

Friday, 13 February 2015

Like Crazy Review

Like Crazy
My Rating: 8.5/10

"This story was very close to home for me. So my experience will most likely differ from others. 
So this is a love story revolving around two people separated by the sea. One lives in the US and one in the UK. 
I think the girl, Anna is a well rounded character with personality both in the relationship and out. Plus she has some fun loving parent characters.
Where as although Jacob's character has ambition and interest, there is a lack of dialogue in his relationship. I'm assuming his character is meant to be a shy one, but even while the relationship is blossoming he seems to just kind of smile and mumble. Luckily though, his emotional performance pulls it through without lines.
Other than that, the themes portrayed and the pacing are all pretty perfect. Most of the conversation between the characters seemed natural and overall it was just an emotional experience. 
For me it portrays real love and real sadness. I recommend it for anyone not currently living a similar situation. "

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:72%
IMDB Rating:6.7/10